How to Choose Prescription Dive Masks

Looking for a prescription mask for that dive or snorkeling trip?

Choosing a Prescription Dive Mask

Prescription dive masks are available in several different styles to accommodate different face shapes, style preferences, and diving needs. Shopping for a dive mask can be confusing if you’re not sure what sets each apart from the rest.

In general, you can assume that all adult-sized dive masks are universal fit and designed for the average diver. Some masks don’t work on certain faces, but for the most part masks should work for everyone.

The biggest considerations that most divers have to make when shopping for prescription dive masks are whether to get a purge valve and what type of prescription to get.

If you’re shopping for a prescription dive mask, here’s what you should know:

  • Most prescription dive masks are universal fit and should fit most faces. Occasionally, those with narrow faces have a hard time finding a prescription mask. Give us a call if you have a hard time finding masks that fit.
  • Prescription dive masks can be purchased with or without a purge valve. A purge valve is a one-way valve located below your nose which allows you to “purge” the water out of your mask with a sharp exhalation from the nose, without letting water back in.
  • The purge valve is useful for divers and snorkelers alike, though it can be avoided for those not using the mask often who wish to save money.
  • Prescription dive masks can be ordered with a bifocal, but this is typically only necessary for divers who need to read their gauges and can’t read them well enough without their reading bifocal. It should be avoided if this is not the case for you.
  • In general, prescription dive masks can accommodate most prescriptions, but prescriptions with positive spheres generally take longer to make because they are more complicated.

Shopping for prescription dive masks should be fun, and as you can see your selection should not be complicated by more than your desire for a purge, and the style you like!

Shop Prescription Dive Masks

If you are in the market for a prescription dive mask and your questions weren’t all answered here, give us a call or leave a comment below! It is vital that you order the appropriate mask and enter your prescription correctly if you are buying your mask for a trip and are on a deadline. Many of our customers contact us when they’re in this situation.

Prescription dive masks make your diving better! Thanks for reading, and have fun in the water!

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How to Choose Prescription Dive Masks

Looking for a prescription mask for that dive or snorkeling trip?

Choosing a Prescription Dive Mask

Prescription dive masks are available in several different styles to accommodate different face shapes, style preferences, and diving needs. Shopping for a dive mask can be confusing if you’re not sure what sets each apart from the rest.

In general, you can assume that all adult-sized dive masks are universal fit and designed for the average diver. Some masks don’t work on certain faces, but for the most part masks should work for everyone.

The biggest considerations that most divers have to make when shopping for prescription dive masks are whether to get a purge valve and what type of prescription to get.

If you’re shopping for a prescription dive mask, here’s what you should know:

  • Most prescription dive masks are universal fit and should fit most faces. Occasionally, those with narrow faces have a hard time finding a prescription mask. Give us a call if you have a hard time finding masks that fit.
  • Prescription dive masks can be purchased with or without a purge valve. A purge valve is a one-way valve located below your nose which allows you to “purge” the water out of your mask with a sharp exhalation from the nose, without letting water back in.
  • The purge valve is useful for divers and snorkelers alike, though it can be avoided for those not using the mask often who wish to save money.
  • Prescription dive masks can be ordered with a bifocal, but this is typically only necessary for divers who need to read their gauges and can’t read them well enough without their reading bifocal. It should be avoided if this is not the case for you.
  • In general, prescription dive masks can accommodate most prescriptions, but prescriptions with positive spheres generally take longer to make because they are more complicated.

Shopping for prescription dive masks should be fun, and as you can see your selection should not be complicated by more than your desire for a purge, and the style you like!

Shop Prescription Dive Masks

If you are in the market for a prescription dive mask and your questions weren’t all answered here, give us a call or leave a comment below! It is vital that you order the appropriate mask and enter your prescription correctly if you are buying your mask for a trip and are on a deadline. Many of our customers contact us when they’re in this situation.

Prescription dive masks make your diving better! Thanks for reading, and have fun in the water!

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